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      09-07-2021, 06:05 AM   #1
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
Cheer up mate, the steering wheel's got an illuminated BMW badge signifying Its very futuristic
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
Cheer up mate, the steering wheel's got an illuminated BMW badge signifying Its very futuristic
That must be it
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
The steering wheel is not from the E90, stop the stupidity.
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
The steering wheel is not from the E90, stop the stupidity.
E90 is from 2005. Genius
And it's called hyperbolizing. The use of exaggeration to make a point across.

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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
The steering wheel is not from the E90, stop the stupidity.
E90 is from 2005. Genius
So why don't you show us this steering wheel of 2010 that this i4 is still using?

And to make your point very clear, let's have the Tesla model 3 steering wheel pic too. It must be very special.
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E90 is from 2005. Genius
And it's called hyperbolizing. The use of exaggeration to make a point across.

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The E90 stopped production 10 years ago, stupid.
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The screens look like they are propped up from the dash. I don't have a problem with it per se but it does look a tad odd.
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E90 is from 2005. Genius
And it's called hyperbolizing. The use of exaggeration to make a point across.

You learned something today!
The E90 stopped production 10 years ago, stupid.
Let's focus on the car minus the steering wheel shall we. Let's not make OP contemplate why he posted this thread.
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
So you want a yoke instead of a steering wheel?
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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
Think tank for i vehicle colouring.

TBF I think the current steering wheels are nice, maybe a touch chunky. Excellent quality. I do like the smaller diameter of the T M3 wheel also. The 2 buttons only might be too far for many but it's execution o the minimalist look.
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I keep looking for an electronic replacement to the hard 1-8 preset buttons, but I see nothing. Can it be possible this core feature of iDrive is going away completely? Say it ain't so!
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I keep looking for an electronic replacement to the hard 1-8 preset buttons, but I see nothing. Can it be possible this core feature of iDrive is going away completely? Say it ain't so!
Gone.
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I hate this obsession with huge floating iPad screens on cars a la Mercedes and Tesla. Why not integrate them into the dash for a more cockpit look? Why do you need both screens integrated into one? BMW is following the same trend and it looks so cheap, is this a cost cutting measure? Faster, cheaper and easier to just slap it on than integrating it? Is this going to be the LCI interior "update" for gasoline cars too? BMW can't do one good thing lately design wise...
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Is this going to be the LCI interior "update" for gasoline cars too? BMW can't do one good thing lately design wise...
That cockpit is same as 3 series facelift and later also brought to rest of the 4 series (the gas cars).

And the new 7 series cockpit next year will be more like iX.
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I hate this obsession with huge floating iPad screens on cars a la Mercedes and Tesla. Why not integrate them into the dash for a more cockpit look? Why do you need both screens integrated into one? BMW is following the same trend and it looks so cheap, is this a cost cutting measure?
On the contrary, I can't understand this hate towards the new screen design. A screen is a screen - I honestly don't understand why you need the "cockpit" look.

It is hard for the traditional cockpit look to accommodate gigantic screens without compromises. You think it looks "cheap", I think it looks modern.
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On the contrary, I can't understand this hate towards the new screen design. A screen is a screen - I honestly don't understand why you need the "cockpit" look.

It is hard for the traditional cockpit look to accommodate gigantic screens without compromises. You think it looks "cheap", I think it looks modern.
Agreed. Im not into touch screens myself, but my wife and kids are, and having a big screen within reach makes a lot of sense. Imagine trying to get a finger on that little screen from the e60, thing was a mile away lol

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I battle with the fact that a car that is designed to rival Tesla, is still using a steering wheel from 2010.

It cannot be that expensive to create a unique steering wheel for the i Brand.
Think tank for i vehicle colouring.

TBF I think the current steering wheels are nice, maybe a touch chunky. Excellent quality. I do like the smaller diameter of the T M3 wheel also. The 2 buttons only might be too far for many but it's execution o the minimalist look.
What is a T M3?
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Tesla Model 3

No further thought about that one needed.
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